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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# bird strike

All time
# bird strike
Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons
Flight EI451 had been due to arrive back in Dublin before 3pm.
# plane scary
This is what happens when a bird strikes a plane's windscreen
The pilot stays remarkably calm.
# bird strike
This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight
A collision at speed can wreak more havoc than one would suspect.
# hole lotta fun
What happens when an aeroplane hits a bird? This.
The United Airlines flight was able to land safely, despite having a big hole in it.